Have you found yourself looking in the mirror and wishing you could turn back the clock? Maybe you’ve been hesitant because you don’t want to look as if you’ve had work done. Or maybe, like many people, you have a fear of general anesthesia. Perhaps you think you can’t afford it.
The team at Yco Facial Plastic Surgery wants to put your worries to rest. “There are ways you can look more youthful and refreshed, and still maintain your natural appearance,” Dr. Mario Yco said. He added that a successful treatment or procedure shouldn’t completely change your appearance, but should rejuvenate your face.
Having worked in the industry for many years, Patient Coordinator Valerie Watt said that one of the biggest hurdles for many patients is general anesthesia. “Ninety percent of our procedures are performed under IV sedation,” she said. IV sedation allows the surgeon to manage a patient’s anxiety and keep them comfortable. General anesthesia is always an option as well, which Dr. Yco performs at the Center for Surgery of Encinitas or Scripps La Jolla.
If you think facial procedures are out of your budget, you might be surprised to learn that there are treatments and procedures at a variety of price points. There are also financing options available.
Yco Facial Plastic Surgery offers facial plastic and nonsurgical procedures. “We do everything from the neck up,” Dr. Yco said. “We offer a wide range of surgical options from a mini lift to a full facelift. Nonsurgical options include light and laser skin and hair treatments as well as Botox and injectables for facial contouring.”
Dr. Yco has focused exclusively on head and neck for more than 25 years. He is double board-certified by the American Academy of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.
Dr. Gretchen Taylor is another integral part of the team. She is a former otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, and offers a full scope of non-surgical procedures for patients. “She is gentle and attentive to the goals of her patients, which is why she spends so much time with each patient,” Valerie said. Dr. Taylor prides herself on providing the best care for her patients and customizes an ongoing plan to address each patient’s needs.
Anyone can benefit from the services offered at Yco Facial Plastic Surgery. “With many procedures being preventative, we see men and women of all ages,” Dr. Yco said. “Men feel comfortable in our office and we think they have caught on to their wives’ beauty secrets.”
The team at Yco Facial Plastic Surgery stays up to date with the latest technologies and procedures and is particularly excited about Ultherapy. This nonsurgical procedure uses ultrasound waves to tighten the face. It is noninvasive and there is no downtime.
“We also do CoolSculpting, which is a nonsurgical body contouring treatment that freezes away stubborn fat,” Dr. Yco said. “There are no needles, no surgery, and no downtime.”
The Yco Facial Plastic Surgery team has become like a family, and their patients are welcomed into that family with open arms. “Every patient has my cell phone number,” Valerie said. “And every surgical patient has Dr. Yco’s cell phone number.” Their goal is for every patient to feel important and cared for, even after their procedure is over.
“We are all passionate about what we do, and it shows,” Valerie said. “We’ve all been here for a really long time.” She added that everyone in the office loves what they do, and who they work for. “You’re treated with such care from the minute you walk in the door,” she said. “Dr. Yco is amazing. He’s ethical, kind and compassionate to everyone.” With 80 percent of their patients being referral-based, it’s clear that their patients agree.
“We love Encinitas,” Dr. Yco said. “We love the patients. Some of them have been coming to us for 20 years. There is something to be said for keeping it in North County.”
Yco Facial Plastic Surgery offers complimentary consultations to educate patients on procedures and services. “The consultation process is a very educational meeting between the doctors, myself and the patient to create a plan for each patient depending on their goals, lifestyle and budget,” Valerie said.
Yco Facial Plastic Surgery is located at 477 N. El Camino Real, Suite A-210 in Encinitas. For more information, and a complete list of procedures and treatments, visit www.facesurgery.com or call (760) 944-4211.